2019 NBA Mock Draft: Full first round as lottery nears

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Duke Cam Reddish (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Duke Cam Reddish (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /

10. player. 86. . SG. Duke. Cam Reddish

Age: 20
Height, Weight: 6-foot-9, 205 pounds
Slash Line: .356/.333/.772
Season Averages: 13.5 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 1.9 APG, 1.6 SPG, 0.6 BPG, 2.5 3PM

Cam Reddish was once the third best player of the 2019 NBA Draft class when he entered college basketball. It was only behind his Duke teammates, Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett, so expectations were high.

Instead, Reddish arguably played his way out of the top five and into the lower part of the draft lottery.

With an erratic shot selection, Reddish struggled to hit baskets consistently at a 35.6 percent clip. He made just 33.3 percent of his three-point shots, as well, and 7.4 of his 12.0 attemptseper game were from distance, which is quite high for a collegiate or pro playr.

Turnovers were a problem. 2.7 of them to just 1.9 assists will not help his draft cause as a ball handler in the backcourt or a ”point forward” situation.

Howeer, Reddish’s saving grace is his role at Duke, which had him as the third option to Williamson and Barrett. These numbers might be skewed for the off-ball role played with those two and Tre Jones.

Plus, Reddish has the size, seven-foot wingspan and athleticism to tempt teams on draft night. It might not be as high as third or fourth, but closer to the end of the lottery makes sense, for now, unless the draft process changes his fortunes.

If Reddish surges, maybe he becomes an option for the New York Knicks. Otherwise, he sits away from their draft range.